artist spotlight: oscar tusquets blanca
Italy sure knows how to make things look sexy. but this time it’s not that Valentino dress or Bottega Veneta bag, they are making public transit sexy! in Naples, the pizza is not the only thing making waves anymore – the Catalan architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca installed a mosaic within the entire metro station letting all riders feel like a mermaid or merman, or whatever your persuasion.
Naples is making a conscience effort to get away from being known as a mafioso, crime-ridden city and inject a bit of panache into their streets and the metro is a perfect place to start. each station features a different international artist but Blanca’s work is worthy of its own post.
it took Blanca seven looooooong years to complete phase one…we’ll just have to wait and see what the genius comes up with for phase two.
can’t make it to Italy? the new Mr. Kate SS13 collection sure as heck can make you feel like you are living under the sea!
(images via designboom)